Get to the heart of a matter, make perfectly clear. For example, The crash brought home the danger of drinking and driving. This term uses home in the figurative sense of “touching someone or something closely.” [Second half of 1800s]
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Bring vs. Take
Do you bring food to a party, or do you take food to a party? The terms bring and take are often confused, and for good reason. Both words describe the movement of something from one location to another. Bring describes the movement of something toward a specified location. According to this convention, you can bring food to a party, but not take food to …
draw, derive, secure, get, receive, win, make, acquire, obtain, collect, score, gain, reap, realize, convey, impart, exhibit, represent, illuminate, typify
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